Paul L. Caron

Friday, March 9, 2018

NLJ: Law School Rankings By Graduates In BigLaw Jobs

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National Law Journal, The 2018 Go-To Law Schools:

New associate hiring held strong in 2017, with the country’s largest 100 law firms bringing on 4,199 recent law graduates. Among the 50 schools most popular with those firms, 29 percent of last year’s graduates landed associate jobs, up slightly from the previous year. We’ve ranked the top 50 law schools according to the percentage of their 2017 juris doctor graduates who took associate jobs at the largest 100 firms. 

  1. Columbia
  2. Chicago
  3. NYU
  4. Virginia
  5. Pennsylvania
  6. Northwestern
  7. Duke
  8. Harvard
  9. Cornell
  10. UC-Berkeley
  11. Stanford
  12. Georgetown
  13. Vanderbilt
  14. Michigan
  15. UCLA
  16. USC
  17. Texas
  18. Yale
  19. Boston University
  20. Fordham

Columbia Law School Tops The List
Columbia Law School has landed at the No. 1 spot on our Go-To List for half a decade. In 2017, the Manhattan school sent nearly 68 percent of graduates into Big Law associate jobs.

The Top 50 Go-To Law Schools
These schools sent the highest percentage of 2017 graduates to associate jobs at the largest 100 firms.

Associates to Partner
These schools saw the most alumni promoted to partner in 2017.

Here’s a look at how much it costs to attend a law school that has a strong Big Law track record.

Go-To Law Schools vs. U.S. News
How our rankings match up with theirs.

Firm Favorites
See which law schools firms hired from the most.

All Schools Data
See hiring stats for every school that sent a 2017 graduate to one of the largest 100 firms.

Explore the Data Behind the Go-To Law Schools
Our interactive database allows you to search where each Go-To law school sent graduates, and from which schools the largest 100 firms hired new associates.

Check out our slideshows for added commentary on the 50 Go-To Law Schools
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